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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Apparel Stores
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Body Central Corp, a Delaware company was founded in 1972. The Company closed its initial public offering on October 14, 2010. It is a multi-channel specialty retailer offering apparel and accessories at value prices. It operates specialty apparel stores under the Body Central and Body Shop banners, as well as a direct business comprised of Body Central catalog and e-commerce website at www.bodycentral.com. The Company targets women in their late teens to mid-thirties from diverse cultural backgrounds, who seek the latest fashions at affordable prices. Its stores features an assortment of tops, dresses, bottoms, jewelry, lingerie, accessories and shoes sold primarily under Body Central, Sexy Stretch, and Lipstick Lingerie labels. The Company updates its merchandise and floor sets with an emphasis on coordinated outfits presented by lifestyle to entice its customers to shop frequently. The Company does not own or operate manufacturing facilities, but buys its merchandise from third-party vendors on an order-by-order basis. It has relationships with approximately 225 U.S. vendors. The Company operates its business through two primary sales channels: retail stores and direct, which consists of the Body Central catalog and website. As of December 28, 2013, it had 294 retail stores operating under the names Body Central and Body Shop in 28 states, located primarily in the South, Southwest, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest. The stores have historically been located in regional malls and lifestyle centers in small, medium and large markets. The nature of fashion merchandise enables the Company to be successful in markets across hot, warm and cold climates.

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